NC Student Success Center

NC Student Success Center

The Role of the NC Student Success Center

The NC Student Success Center provides support for all 58 colleges to advance, scale, and sustain student success and completion efforts. We work with colleges to align policies and practices with our mission and values to ensure access, equity, significant learning, and completion of credentials. We also represent the collective voice of North Carolina community college practitioners in state-level and national policy discussions. 

Our Funding and the National Network

The Center is funded entirely by grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the John M. Belk Endowment, and the Kresge Foundation. We are part of a 14-state Student Success Center Network, coordinated by Jobs for the Future, that works collectively to advance the national completion agenda. Read more about our collective work here.

Student Success Framework

Our work to promote greater learning and student completion of credentials is informed by the evidence-based Guided Pathways practices developed by the Community College Research Center (CCRC) and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). To minimize confusion among the various NC education and workforce partner "pathways," the Center has developed the NC Guided Pathways to Success (NC GPS) framework. Learn more about the NC GPS Strategic Plan 2018-2020 here.


Center News and Activities

NEW NCCCAEA Conference Presentation Guided Pathways & Career Credit Success

NEW September 2017 Newsletter Click here to read the Center's latest newsletter.

NEW  The NC SSC Report September 2017 is available here.

NEW IES Annual Evaluation Year 1 Report is available here.

NEW The NC Advising Redesign Team Biography is available here.

NEW Transfer Student Success Commons resources available here!

NEW Collaboration Sites are available to visit here!

NC-GPS Essential Practices

The NC Student Success Center is working to share NC-GPS essential practices across the state.

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